Karen Kelley became very
adept at how things worked in the publishing world. You write a book, you mail
it off, you get rejected, you write another book. She did this for six years
until one day she talked her husband into mailing her manuscript for her. She
couldn't take one more look of pity from the postal workers. Being the loving
husband that he is, he mailed Bachelor Party to Hilary Sares at Kensington to be
considered for the Precious Gem line on a Tuesday. On Friday of that same week,
Hilary called to offer a contract.
Currently Karen writes for the Brava Imprint with Kensington Publishing
and has the fabulous Kate Duffy for an editor. Karen writes full-time, and
collects junk which she fondly calls antiques. Her husband can still be talked
into mailing her manuscripts and also helping with her publicity. She has two
grown children, one son-in-law and three grandchildren and a very spoiled
Pekinese. She loves sitting on the patio on a warm spring day and
procrastinating about her approaching deadline(s).